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Home chemotherapy is a viable alternative to hospital treatment
Home chemotherapy is a safe and acceptable alternative to hospital treatment for patients with colorectal cancer that may improve compliance with treatment, according to a study in this week's BMJ. Of 87 patients receiving chemotherapy for colorectal cancer, 42 were treated at an outpatient clinic and 45 at home, over a 12-month period. The two groups were similar in terms of age, sex, site of... View News Article (2001-04-03)

Chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer improves survival, but is not routinely administered
Contrary to treatment guidelines for high-risk bladder cancer, chemotherapy before or after surgery is not commonly used in routine clinical practice.  View News Article (2014-04-14)

Older and poorer bowel cancer patients not given chemotherapy
Data were analysed from almost 8,000 bowel cancer patients under the age of 75, who were admitted to one of 59 hospitals in Scotland between 1990 and 1994. The results showed that 8 per cent of patients were given chemotherapy. View News Article (1999-11-15)

Clear guidelines on oral chemotherapy needed
Current practices around the use of oral chemotherapy in US cancer centres need to be improved, say doctors in a study on View News Article (2007-01-12)

Combination Chemotherapy Best Option For Treating Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (p 2099)
Results of a European study in this week's issue of THE LANCET suggest that combination treatment with paclitaxel and platinum-based chemotherapy could result in a modest but important survival benefit for women with relapsing ovarian cancer compared with women treated with platinum-based chemotherapy alone. Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women and causes over 100,000... View News Article (2003-06-19)

Underutilized treatment for advanced ovarian cancer found to significantly improve survival
According to a study published in the January 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, women with Stage III ovarian cancer given a combination of intravenous (IV) and intra-abdominal chemotherapy, following the successful surgical removal of tumors, experienced a median survival time 16 months longer than women who received IV chemotherapy alone. View News Article (2006-01-05)

21-gene recurrence score and receipt of chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer
Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among a large group of Medicare beneficiaries, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology.  View News Article (2015-08-28)

Newer, more intense chemotherapy with less radiation not more effective against Hodgkin's lymphoma
A lower dose of radiation used to reduce side effects is not as effective as the regular dose when given with the standard chemotherapy in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma patients with early, intermediate-stage disease. View News Article (2010-10-26)

Radiation after surgery doubles survival time for some lung cancer patients
Patients with lung cancer that has spread to mediastinal lymph nodes - located between the chest, breastbone and spine - who receive radiation after surgery and chemotherapy live twice as long as patients who do not receive radiation after surgery. View News Article (2006-11-07)

Unexpected results in cancer drug trial
Research from the University of Southampton has shown a drug, used in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer, is not effective in some settings, and indeed may result in more rapid cancer progression. View News Article (2014-04-09)

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